Augustus, 31 BC - 14 AD, Macedon, Thessalonica, AE20
Ruler/Emperor:
Augustus
City/Region:
Macedon, Thessalonica
Denomination:
AE20
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
31 BC to 14 AD
Obverse:
[KAIΣAP] ΣEBAΣ[TOΣ], Head of Augustus, laureate, right
Reverse:
ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΟΝΙΚΕ/ΩΝ; in three lines; all within laurel wreath
Size:
19.57mm, 5.0g, 12h
Grade:
F, dark-green surfaces
References:
RPC I 1559; BMC Macedonia p. 116, 72; Lindgren II 1186; Moushmov 6673; McClean II 3780-3781; SNG ANS 830; SNG Copenhagen 396 var (denomination); SNG Hunterian 672 var. (star above); cf. SGICV 33

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An affordable coin from the reign of Augustus, Rome's first Emperor

The first Roman Emperor and material great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus ruled Rome from 27 C to 14 AD. The adopted son of and heir apparent of Julius Caesar, Augustus, then Octavian, together with Mark Antony and Marucs Lepidus formed the Second Triumrivate, each controlling a portion of the Roman Republic as military dictators. E ventually, turning against one another, Augustus prevailed, with Lepidus driven to exile, and Mark Antony, to suicide with Cleopatra, following their defeat at Alexandria.